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Bachelor of Construction (Level 7)

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Jun 2023


Southern Institute of Technology


The Bachelor of Construction will prepare you for a career at any level in the construction industry.

You will learn and get practical experience in construction practices and technology, building services, health and safety management, construction methodologies and more.

Tailor your degree to your career goals by choosing one of three specialisations:

  • Construction Management
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying

Please note that we may not be able to offer some strands every year. Please contact us for further details.

The Bachelor of Construction aims to develop graduates who have the intellectual rigour, skills and capability needed by construction professionals.

The qualification is aimed at secondary students who have achieved the requisite entrance qualifications, at recent certificate or diploma graduates (in Architectural Technology or Construction or Project Management or Quantity Surveying) wishing to undertake a degree programme of study, and at people working in the construction industry wishing to obtain a more senior position.

It will be of interest to building inspectors, building practitioners, construction managers, contract supervisors, project managers, and quantity surveyors.

Public and private sector organisations employing graduates will benefit from the knowledge and specialist skills that the graduates have acquired during their programme of study.

Career Opportunities:

Possible employers in the public sector include government departments, local authorities, and educational institutions.

Possible employers in the private sector include construction companies, consultancies, and infrastructure service companies. Graduates may also work in private practice.

After graduation (and further work experience in some cases) possible jobs include Building Estimator, Building Inspector, Construction Economist, Construction Manager, Contract Manager, Project Manager, Property Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Site Manager and Team Leader.

The Long Term Skill Shortage List published by Immigration NZ in February 2018 includes Building Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor.

Satisfactory Completion

To be awarded the Bachelor of Construction students will have been credited with all required papers as specified in the programme schedule. The total credit value of the Bachelor of Construction is 360 credits. Graduates of the bachelors degree are entitled to use the letters BConstr after their names.

Entry criteria

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to NCEA Level 3

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, must meet the English proficiency outcomes as below:

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination -B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

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